Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria is going even greener
New solar panels being installed at the Central Coast college will generate more than 3.9 million kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity.
Once in operation, the new solar panels at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria will generate enough electricity to power the annual electrical use of 350 homes.
"It will generate a net savings to the college of about $4 million over the course of the lifespan of the project of 20 years," explained Hancock Facilities Director Steve Marshall.
The 6000 solar panels will be installed across multiple parking canopies on campus.
Marshall said the canopies don't just provide energy, but also shade for students, staff and visitors when parking vehicles on site.
The college expects installation to be complete in Spring 2024.